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, where they need the revenue for education and other good causes. >> i know you don't agree with that, but explain to me why you don't agree. >> sure, a lot of folks call this powerball fever. a better name for it is "the swindle flu." powerball, you name any other lottery program. i mean, this is a government program that is based on pushing citizens into deeper personal debt. it is a classic gimmick, and has become the public voice of american government today. and it is a lie. when people say they don' play this as an investment, according to the consumer federation of america, you have one in five americans who think the most practical way to build wealth is to play the lottery. >> yeah, but terry rich -- >> return to america's working class. we turned america's working class into its lottery class. >> okay, terry rich, what do you say to that? you have no way, do you running a lottery, of knowing who is buying these tickets? their demographic, their wealth, anything. you don't really know if they are very poor people who are spending much more than they can afford on a weekly bas
and not being educated about it. i think that's what creates the difficulty in society. so i'll go up to the kid and say, my name is oscar and i've got these cool prosthetic legs, i'll tell them an interesting story like a shark bit them off or if the mother is looking i'll say it's because i didn't eat my vegetables, get brownie points there. ultimately i say i don't have legs but can live a very normal life. hopefully the next time they see somebody in a wheelchair or with a disability, they're not bewildered but they're educated and it's not as different as i think many of the older generation grew up with, something we didn't talk about. >> you were born without the fbi u la bo-- fibula in both legs. around your first birthday you had double amputees. basically your family ignored it, you started playing sports at a very young age. what is that moment when a man with no legs decides, i know what i'm going to do, i'm going to be a sprinter? the reason i ask you is i interviewed the armless archer who was incredible as well. i'm watching him do his stuff in here was like watching you run. of a
they tend to be ill educated and poorer and those statistics are there, but at the same time aren't they the very people that need a bit of hope. because it is false hope. that is the problem. they take the same amount of money and invest it. and so we are teaching people that a game of chance with low probability of winning is actually the way of winning your destiny today. instead of working hard and leaving laid. >> i want to bring in two men opposite sides of the powerball. it gives false hope and it should be cancelled. >> the option would not allow that, it is important that we continue to talk about the lottery. it is not an in vessvestmeninve. anybody that is spending too much will be the first to say don't play. get help or you know someone that is do that go. every lottery has a website that you are doing well. >> explain to me why you don't agree? >> a lot of folks have been calling this powerball fever. state lotteries represent one of public policy failures of the last 40 years. this is a government program that is based on pushing citizens into personal debt. it has
want our taxes to go to serve the policies of the country, education, charity, health care. i think that president obama's right about this. but i think compromise is going to be necessary to achieve some result. >> let me bring in abbe. your father is known as a moderate republican and a good dealmaker, a man who used to negotiate. what do you make of this? and what does he make of this? >> i think morale is so low right now. the country's so divided. especially for my generation. we're the ones that are going to be handed down the $60 trillion deficit. they will come to a deal. but right now, it's political theater. and it's probably going to look like the simpson-bowles. that will come full-circle again. >> here's a problem the republicans have got themselves into. is obama has been very clever here, the president. i think what he's done is skillfully said to the public, if he goes over the fiscal cliff, the republicans are prepared to make the entire middle class to pay more tax to save 2% of the wealthiest americans paying a little bit more. and that's a very bad position for t
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forward and what this university was all about, which was a great chance to get a fantastic education and play good football, and so we weren't here then, so we knew that this was a chance for us as a new football coaching staff to help these kids and help this athletic department and this university move forward. >> to put it in perspective, let's remind people of the sanctions that were laid down after the scandal. a $60 million fine, a four-year bowl ban, all wins vacated, scholarships cut for four years. on the back of that, 15 players left, 31 fourth and fifth year seniors stayed. how did you persuade the ones who stayed to stay? because clearly, it wasn't going to be to their footballing advantage necessarily. >> right. you know, it was in the summertime when the sanctions came out and right away, we had a team meeting that day, and we talked about a lot of different things but we talked about the commitment that they had made to each other and the commitment that they had made to the football program and to the university. and that there was still the education here and the abi
that educate people about the dangers of misusing prescription drugs. and recently he made a $1 million pledge to the clinton global initiative to support the former president's newfound passion about this issue. >> he said, i have been very fortunate, and my son is worth $1 million. >> it's still hard to talk about. >> it is. it is. >> do you think it ever won't be? >> no. i think about him all the time. like i'm in d.c. today so i went walking on the gw campus looking for him. >> looking for him. >> yes. and i could feel him. i could feel him. every day i just miss him. every day. >> my girlfriend found me, dead already. i had been not breathing, no pulse, and i was turning blue. we use this board to compare car insurance rates side by side so you get the same coverage, often for less. that's one smart board. what else does it do, reverse gravity? [ laughs ] [ laughs ] [ whooshing ] tell me about it. why am i not going anywhere? you don't believe hard enough. a smarter way to shop around. now that's progressive. call or click today. [ grunting ] [ male announcer ] you build a reputation by n
of money and use that money for education and other things. >> all right. thank you for that. clearly so many more questions, legal questions, and for that we'll skip over to our joey jackson, legal commentator who joins us live from atlanta now. i think one of the big questions that also still remains for all of those guys out there having all sorts of fun in the park, there is still a federal law that says you can't smoke it. you can't carry it. you can't buy it. you can't sell it. you can't do anything when it comes to dope and the feds. how are these two entities going to compromise in this respect? >> with great difficulty. that was some party they had there. the federal law is pretty significant here because of course as you know back in 1970 we had a controlled substance act under nixon and one of those drugs that the fed said, you know what, was illegal and as you mentioned you can't manufacture and you can't produce and you can't import and you can't distribute and you can't sell would be marijuana and that's problematic because you have something called the supremacy clause. it
. at this point the president giving no education that he is going to back away from his position. >> all right. reza sayah, thank you. >> the president is speak now in pen been, talking about the importance of negotiations not going over the fiscal cliff. let's listen in. >> that ends up on store shelves in 30 countries is stamped made in america, and that's something to be proud of. that's something to be proud of. >> by the way, i hope the camera folks have a chance for take a look at some of the k'necs, including that flag made of them. joe biden was in costco. he wanted buy some of this stuff, but i told him he had too much work to do. i wasn't going to have him building roller coasters all day long. now, of course, santa delivers everywhere. i have been keeping my own naughty and nice list for washington, so you should keep your eye on who gets some k' necs this year. some members of congress will get them, and there will be some who don't. [ applause ] >> this is a wonderful time of year. it's been a few weeks since a long election finally came to an end, and obviously i couldn't be more
cannot go to school. i think malala will become the symbol of a girl's rights to education. >> well said. i couple of contemporary issues, one here and one back in our homeland. first one is the fiscal cliff. you're one of the keener economic minds in great britain. what do you make of what's happening in america? the old expression if america sneezes, we all catch a cold back in europe, as true as ever. what do you think should be happening here to try and get a deal to avoid the fiscal cliff happening? >> i have no doubt people are working very hard to get a deal. i wish their discussions -- well, now we have the president re-elected and we have a new congress. i think it's right they get them to the business of sorting this out. i think america's got to think that what it needs to do is get growth in its economy as well. and it needs to get growth by trade and exporting. i think what we're missing at the moment is a global agreement whereby big powers try to rebuild confidence in the world. yes, have you to sort out the fiscal problems. yes, you also have to have growth because that's
to us than the health and safety of our guests, employees and animals. educators and animal care staff are always on site at this area monitoring all interactions and are committed to guest safety. and the thomases say they were told repeatedly not to pick up the trays. but the 8-year-old just made a mistake. >> she said she just forgot. as you see in the video, moved the plate to say she was done. >> reporter: of course, we know the dolphin wasn't. the thomases say they won't be back at seaworld and they hope others will heed their warning. >> we're not banking on seaworld changing that attraction. i'm -- you know, i'm sure that's not going to happen. but perhaps we can change the minds of another parent or even an adult. >> after the thomas family returned home to atlanta, the young girl spoke with our affiliate wsv. >> i was thinking, he's going to haul me into the water. this is a little crazy but i thought he was kind of going to eat my hand off. >> she's okay this morning. this is not the first time seaworld has had problems at the dolphin cove. two other children reportedly were
him. >> he finds some solace from his son's death by funding programs that educate people about the dangers of misusing prescription drugs. and recently, he made a $1 million pledge to the clinton global initiative to support the former president's newfound passion about this issue. >> he said, i have been very fortunate. and my son was worth $1 million. >> it's still hard to talk about. >> it is. it is. >> do you think it ever won't be? >> no. i think about him all the time. like i'm in d.c. today, so i went walking on the g.w. campus looking for him. >> looking for him? >> yes. and i could feel him. i could feel him. every day, i just miss him. every day. [ sirens ] >> my girlfriend found me dead already. i had been not breathing, no pulse. and i was turning blue. why do toys for tots and hasbro trust duracell to power their donated toys? duralock power preserve. it locks in power for up to 10 years in storage. guaranteed. duracell with duralock. trusted everywhere. share "not even close." share "you owe me..." share "just right." the share everything plan. shareable data acro
warnings. let's get specific about it. your child's school may have to fire teachers and educational opportunities could diminish. 200,000 children could be dropped from the head start program. carl azus is tracking this. when's on the line for schools nationwide? >> don, you have to look at how schools have felt the pain of the recession and not recovered from it. i mean, some of the things you have menlgsed have happened. we have seen teachers down sized. laid off. in some cases bought off. we have seen class sizes swell. activities cut and now what schools are faced with is additional cuts on top of that. talking about an excess of $4 billion. and the way that math works out is for every 300,000 -- excuse me, for every 5,000 students in a district, roughly $300,000 cut on average. that would put funding levels back to where they were before 2003. some people may say, okay. ten years ago, not really a big deal. there are 5.4 million more students today than in 2003. costs have gone up 25% according to the national education association. so they're going to feel it. when you mention
of their life. education, health and fitness, entrepreneurship and overcoming obstacles and we do it in a tangible way that really wasn't there before, and we're able to do it because of cnn. >> absolutely incredible. you've been so busy. we've put you to work. she is our special backstage pass reporter, so she's getting the scoop on all the action backstage. you've even been interviewing some of the honorees for this year, 2012. what's that experience been like for you? >> i'm glad i can take a step back this time and watch them go through what i went through last year and know that their life and their cause is about to change in so many ways. >> and you're tickled by this. >> i love it. i'm having way too much fun. and i'm just honored to be there and to reunite heros from the past. i'm just really pumped. >> we can't wait and we're so proud of you. randi, you see some of the things set up behind us. we're going to have a little bit of rain tomorrow, but that won't spoil any of the festivities at all. our cnn heroes banners are up. things are taking shape here. we can't wait. b
those children who are deprived or have no opportunities to have education. >> reporter: and the other thing, too, deb, with the cnn heroes program, it's an opportunity to get dressed up and celebrate those people. every day people who do extraordinary things and that's what we like about this. the hero gets $250,000 grant to help aid their cause. this is a celebration with a cause and it really does go a long way. the top ten heroes each get a $50,000 grant. and so we like to do that. we like to see people like efron who are really doing great work celebrated at least for one night of the year. >> absolutely. as you say, nischelle, it's just passing it on. pay i paying it forward. thanks. there's a lot of buzz and momentum there now as everybody does get ready to show up tonight, right? >> reporter: yeah. there's a lot going on. the red carpet, we're standing on the red carpet now. there's a lot going on. you see the crews up there putting finishing touches. we had to put the tarp up because it never rains in southern california. well, it has been for the last three days so we want to
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for advocating education for girls, for one pakistani journalist it almost cost him his life. joining us now from islamabad, one of pakistan's most prominent journalists, he's the executive editor of gotv. thanks for coming in. i'm glad to see you. i'm glad you survived this assassination attempt. how did you discover this bomb that was under your car? >> that was only a good luck because the driver of my neighbors, he saw it installed under my car with a magnet. he warned my driver there is something under your car please check it. my driver checked it. and he was suspicious because it was a bag. then he informed me, i was preparing myself to go to the office. and i was already informed by the department and some security -- also from the police that i'm under threat and i should be careful. so that's why i informed the bomb disposal squad of the 30, 35 minutes to diffuse the bomb. >> the taliban as you know, has claimed responsibility for wanting to kill you because of your coverage of that young pakistani school girl who was burned badly, flown to britain for treatment a spokesman said, we hav
while still being able to invest in things like education and research and development that are important to our growth and if we're going to protect middle class families, then we're going to have to have higher rates for the wealthiest americans, folks like me. >> white house correspondent dan loa lothian is in washington, d.c. this morning. so who has the ball? and whose court is it in at this point? >> reporter: first of all, we know that house gop had that counter offer, which white house spokesman jay carney has referred to as, quote, magic beans and fairy dust. we expect for republicans to put pressure on the white house to engage. in addition to that, to lock for whatever ways the white house might be able to look for cuts to entitlements. i think what's difficult now is to figure out exactly where the negotiations stand because from the white house perspective, they're saying that conversations continue, but there are house republican aids who are telling me that there are no phone conversations, no e-mails being exchanged. so it's difficult to tell how they ca
weapons are testing... education, care and support. ♪ and aids... ♪ aids is going to lose. aids is going to lose. ♪ >>> welcome back to "starting point." soledad is off today on this friday. called the fiscal split or the fiscal cliff because president obama's plan to avoid the fiscal cliff is not exactly flying with republicans. 32 days now count with me 32 tax rates soar, spending cuts automatically kick in and keep in mind there is a date that we're watching also before this, congress break for the holidays in all of 14 days. >> so to review the president's plan calls for $1.6 trillion in tax hikes, $50 billion in new stimulus spending, and $400 billion in unspecified cuts. the president for himself he's heading to a manufacturing plant in pennsylvania today to try to sell that idea. house speaker john boehner's reaction was essentially, get serious. so we want to talk about the numbers behind this. we're going to bring in ken rogoff, professor of economics and public policy at harvard university. you heard the specifics of the plan, $1.6 trillion in new taxes, $400 billion in unspe
, education and housing assistance. as referred to as the fiscal cliff. and when it comes to doing something to avoid it, house speaker john boehner bluntly told reporters today, there is a stalemate. for his part, president obama is trying to break that stalemate by asking voters to put more pressure on the republicans. cnn chief white house correspondent jessica yellin and chief political correspondent gloria borger join us right now. gloria, guess i'll start with you. does the president have any leverage? >> he has a lot of leverage right now. i mean, if you look back to the debt ceiling in the summer of 2011, you recall the president was accused of negotiating with himself because it was sort of a time of weakness for him. right now, look, joe, he's just won re-election. 67% of the american public according to our polls believes that there should be a deal that contains a combination of spending cuts and tax increases. more than half of the american public says, you know what, we'd like the taxes on the wealthy to go up. so he does have public opinion on his side. just been re-elected. s
of across the board tax increases for everyone, coupled with cuts in spending like defense, education, health care, and housing assistance. let's go live to our chief white house correspondent jessica yellin with the very latest. jessica? >> reporter: president obama has now personally turned down speaker boehner's opening offer to avert the fiscal cliff. he did it in a tv interview. what does president obama think of speaker boehner's proposal to avert the fiscal cliff? >> unfortunately, the speaker's proposal right now is still out of balance. he talks about $800 billion worth of revenues but says he's going to do that by lowering rates. when you look at the math, it doesn't work. >> reporter: he won't agree to eliminate a tax deduction for contributions to charity. >> every hospital and university and nonfor profit agency across the country would find themselves on the verge of collapse. so that's not a realistic option. >> reporter: but the president didn't say all this to speaker boehner. he said it in an interview on bloomberg tv. the last time the two men spoke was almost a wee
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ask americans today what are republicans for, they don't have a solution. education, by the way, is a good one. i think republicans should be talking about choice. charter schools, vouchers, anything that give minorities more opportunities. >> david? >> look, i'm in favor of the republicans being a low tax party. here's the danger. when republicans say taxes, they mean income taxes. 80% of americans now pay more in payroll taxes than they pay in income taxes. payroll taxes will go up at the end of the year. the payroll tax holiday will end. that's a big tax increase for everybody. 80% of americans pay more. and where is the republican plan to hold the line on those people's taxes? if taxes only mean the tax, the income tax portion of tax burden for four-fitz four fifths of the country, you're talking about something that doesn't matter that much. and in a democracy, you cannot be a successful party if you talk about things that don't matter that much to four fifths of the country. >> all right, your paycheck, your investment, your home, they may all be taxed a bit differently ne
to add to the cost of that, which was a big factor. >> reporter: some educators point out that the immersive experience of attending a college can hardly be replicated by logging onto a laptop and that contact with professors is hugely limited online. but even critics admit this trend could open up education to hundreds of millions of people. >> i have already taught more students than i ever could have hoped to teach in my entire career. >> reporter: and there is still a lot to learn. tom foreman, cnn, baltimore. >> this past week a walmart survey found 78% of parents will buy the same amount of toys for their kids regardless if they were naughty or nice. so are these parents saying some of us are just born naughty? that it's human nature? human behavioral expert wendy walsh is with me now. so, wendy, arer that police officer who gave a homeless guy shoes in new york city this week? this was a time -- >> i love that story. >> i love this story. it's a top story around the country, newspapers, websites, tv, everybody is talking about it. now ultimately it's just a guy givi
to mind, brown versus the board of education, that sat on people's desks for a long time and a bunch of different cases that all sort of folded in to it. loving versus virginia. that was interracial marriage. that was another case that sat around a long time because it seemed as though the supreme court, differently configured supreme court, actually wanted to wait and let the country lead. and when you look right now, even some people who have been fighting for same-sex marriage for years say the math and the map don't make the supreme court taking this up right now a certainty. >> your law professors are so thrilled with you right now, joe johns, that you could just spout that off and i'm impressed. joe johns, thank you very much for that. see you probably friday. for the record, folks, nine states plus d.c. have legalized same-sex marriage to date. exit polls of last month's elections show that a slight majority of voters think that gay marriage should be legal in their states. >>> moving on now. rain, wind and snow are hammering the west coast. three separate storms in just one w
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british. they're very well educated, well spoken, they're charming. they are great public servants, they do great work, which they call public duty for charity and so on. they stamp a quintessential old fashioned british values. >> what does it mean for this baby in the royal hierarchy. does this mean that prince harry will never ever ever be king? and this baby could be king or dween one day? >> the rule has always been in the history of the royal family, that the first born son, the first boy would be the heir to the thrown. if an heir had a son, that would be the future king. but now it's being changed and parliamentarians in britain have been pushing through a law that would make it legal for -- if the first born of wills and kate is a girl for her to automatically become queen. the complication is, that law hasn't gone through yet. and it has to go through before she is born, if she's a girl. i'm guessing william and kate probably know the sex of the baby. >> this early on? at 12 weeks? there are other people that say this kind of morning sickness is correlated with twins. wha
education impacted, for example, in south dakota. so these governors are very concerned about what these numbers could mean for them if lawmakers here in washington do not get a deal done. it's very real. you could see everything from defense to education impacted if a deal isn't done. >> all right, dan lothian, thank you. i like that governor fallin mentioned they have ideas to save money and create efficiencies. perhaps it's the governors to the rescue in this fiscal cliff crisis.lothian, thanks so much that. ose. citracal slow release. now's a good time to think about your options. are you looking for a plan that really meets your needs? and your budget? as you probably know, medicare only covers about 80% of your part b medical expenses. the rest is up to you. so consider an aarp medicare supplement insurance plan, insured by unitedhealthcare insurance company. like all standardized medicare supplement plans, they pick up some of what medicare doesn't pay. and could save you in out-of-pocket medical costs every year. call today to request a free decision guide. the rescue in th
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in education. let's invest in our teachers... ...so they can inspire our students. let's solve this. >>> we're back with tonight's outer circle where we reach out to our sources around the world and go to cairo where three advisers to morsi have stepped down. demonstrators set fire today to offices of the muslim brotherhood. >> reporter: president morsi thought he was going to have a cake walk to the nationwide referendum on december 15st on the constitution he was mistaken. at least three of his advisers resigned tonight as opposition factions continue to put on the pressure against the president and this time, things got ugly and violent in front of the presidential palace. that's where you had supporters of the president and opponents of the president facing off in what started as a stare down and then evolved into an all out brawl. two sides were clash iing by throwing rocks, debris, even molotov cocktails. police came in at one point and broke up some of the clashes. others continued throughout the night. now, the question, will the vote take place or will the president back down? >> o
i've had so much support from my family, my friend, my educational background, so, you know, i think it's just i culmination of a ton of different things you can't really pinpoint but all i can do is just thank god i'm here. >> i leave you still have hooks for your hands, but are you going to be moving towards getting, you know, a real hand replacement, a prosthetic? >> i hope so. i've been doing a lot of research and there's really, really cool stuff on the market. there is a mioelectric hand i'm very interested in. it can produce several different grasps, almost mimicking a real hand. so, i'm definitely interested in getting that. right now, however, what i'm most interested in is getting out of the wheelchair because that does restrict a lot of my mobility. what i'm focusing on now is actually making the left leg. i'm been talking to my prosthetist about it. hopefully tomorrow we'll be making the mold of my left leg. and once that leg is is completed, my next priority will be getting some better functioning hands. >> what you had to overcome is is so incredible. are you to relearn
on drugs, they say look, we spend more on drug education and treatment than they do on law enforcement. what could they do better? >> what they could do better is simply stop locking people up. if you are sent to prison, you end up in far worse state than if you were actually sent to a drug rehabilitation center and helped. >> you're known as such a free spirit, right? do you smoke marijuana? >> i'm a '60s lad. i tried a split or two when i was a teenager. i decided that drink was my drug of choice, and so i prefer white wine or beer to marijuana, but you know, whether children of mine do, we'll, that's another story. >> i'm sure, right, they're in the age where i suppose it can be. all right, well, thank you very much. really appreciate your time. >> cheers, thank you. >> pretty interesting and serious topic, although he did say afterwards that he would want to try pot brownies. breaking the taboo will be able on youtube this evening and his opinion is on cnn.com/opinion right now and it is amazing. some of the statistics are unforgettable. >>> up next, mohammed morsi addresses suppor
. as a result, their students achieve at a higher level. let's develop more stars in education. let's invest in our teachers... ...so they can inspire our students. let's solve this. >>> keeping them honest. four americans died that night and there are plenty of unanswered questions of what went wrong. another scorching day today. un ambassador susan rice. day after iraqi session, she met this morning with republican senator susan collins of maine. >> i continue to be troubled by the fact that the un ambassador decided to play what was a political role at the height of a contentious presidential election campaign by agreeing to go on the sunday shows to present the administration's position. >> listen to what she is talking about. one of several appearances that she made after the five days of killings. >> what happened in benghazi was in fact a spontaneous reaction to what had transpired hours before in cairo. elements came to the consulate as this was unfolding. >> notice the phrase extremist elements. we have since learned that she was talking to talking points edited. if you recall forme
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to the ppew report, these states rely on federal money. things like education would be impacted. they're here to put pressure not only on the president but lawmakers up on the hill to get this deal done. >> takes place in about an hour. dan loathian, reporting from th white house. >>> nearly 15 million households rely on food stamps. republicans say it's far too many. it's government assistance out of control. certainly a major theme during the republican primary. >> president obama has been historically the most effective food stamp president in american histor history. >> in light of the continuing controversy over food stamps, new jersey democratic mayor cory book booker will live on food stamps saying, quote, nutrition is not a responsibility of the government. >> as you mentioned this all sort of began as a back and forth on twitter. we'll get to that in detail in a moment. first i want you to look at something that mayor booker posted on his twitter account. it is a grocery store receipt from pathmark, detailing some of the things that he bought. you can't really see it closely but we c
level. let's develop more stars in education. let's invest in our teachers... ...so they can inspire our students. let's solve this. >>> other world news to bring you now. protesters scuffling with police in belfast, after the city council voted to fly the british flag the union flag, over city hall, just 17 days a year. instead of every day. the violence sent two officers to the hospital. street people were arrested. people in northern ireland remain deeply divided between the unionists who want to remain part of the united kingdom, and those who want to become part of the republic of rirld rirlirela. the storm hitting southern island now. least 27 people are dead. tens of thousands in evacuations centers, more than 50,000. fears it could be devastating as the storm that killed more than 1200 people last year. >>> well, italy a painting by leonardo da vinci stolen decades ago has been returned. taken from naples back in 1940. it made its way to the black market and went through switzerland, germany, the united states before ending up in a museum in japan. the museum agreed to return it
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infrastructure, new education. there's not one word of entitlement reform, social security reform, medicare reform. the structural debt. let me tell you what the leverage is, cornel. you want to know what the heart of the electorate is? it's the senate democrats who are elected in the last midterms and the senate democrats that were elected this time on a debt reform, spending reform, entitlement reform. those are your senate democrats who couldn't even pass something that was half as bad as this. you're not -- this is worse than laughable. it's despicable. >> a couple of things. one, mary, i love you in red. two is that look, what's wrong with us going back to quite frankly the rate under bill clinton? you remember the clinton years? the largest economic expansion in our history? everyone's boat rising, everyone paying their fair share, deficit reduction, the middle class growing. the problem with what republicans want to do right now, wolf, is they want to lock in this tax rate that you have to sort of address the tax rate. we cannot have a tax rate locked in where they starve the governm
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to the cost of that, which was a big factor. >> some educators point out that the imursive experience of attending a college could hardly be replicated by logging on to a laptop, and contact with professors is hugely limited online. even critics admit this trend could open up education to hundreds of millions of people. >> i have already taught more students than i ever could have hoped to teach in my entire career. >> and there is still a lot to learn. tom foreman, cnn, baltimore. >>> well, it's the end of an era in sports. in los angeles, one of soccer's all-time best players is suiting up for his final game. we're going live to los angeles. stay right here with us. try running four.ning a restaurant is hard, fortunately we've got ink. it gives us 5x the rewards on our internet, phone charges and cable, plus at office supply stores. rewards we put right back into our business. this is the only thing we've ever wanted to do and ink helps us do it. make your mark with ink from chase. make a wish! i wish we could lie here forever. i wish this test drive was over, so we could head back
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